Another in the series of posts that only interest me. I just heard from my lovely psychiatrist about my first blood tests:
Can you increase the lithium to 750mg? Your kidneys are working very well and helping your meds out of your system very quickly! Your level is only 0.18.
Your potassium is also on the high side. Could you reduce all potassium rich foods such as bananas and we will repeat it with your next lithium level?
The answers to those two questions are yes and oh fuckit yes alright then. Bananas are not even the top potassium food. Stuff like yoghurt, citrus, potatoes, fish, tomatoes, avocados … zomg. Oh well. I’m actually not surprised my potassium levels are high.
I really am working my way through the periodic table. Take lithium, magnesium and zinc; reduce potassium. And iron for the RLS too.